A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Wed Jan 4 01:26:40 EST 2017

Channel 38 was widely carried on cable systems long before it was 
co-owned by WBZ and long before WBZ was owned by CBS.

On 1/3/2017 10:55 AM, Bob DeMattia wrote:
> ​This could be CBS saying if you want to carry WBZ you have to carry 38
> also,
> or pricing such that carrying 38 is a better option than just BZ by itself.
> -Bob
> On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 9:03 AM, Sean Smyth <ssmyth@alumni.psu.edu> wrote:
>> One of the main reasons Channel 38 became so widely carried was the Bruins
>> and Red Sox, and later the Celtics. It's been years since any of those
>> teams had a local broadcast TV package.
>> On Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 12:24 PM Doug Drown <ashboy1951@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> It has occurred to me that there may be a silver lining for WHDH amidst
>> all
>>> this kerfuffle over the affiliation loss.  What if WHDH were to give
>>> Comcast and NECN some significant competition outside Boston?  According
>> to
>>> what I've been reading, the station plans to significantly beef up its
>> news
>>> operation; what if it were to become a "superstation" comparable to WSBK
>>> and WGN, offering Boston and New England news to the rest of the region
>>> (and Canada) via Time Warner and other non-Comcast-owned cable companies,
>>> as well as via satellite?  DISH and DIRECTV don't carry NECN; it's a
>>> cable-only operation.  I think this could be a great opportunity for
>> WHDH,
>>> if it could be worked out.
>>> --
>> Sent from my iPhone

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